WWE Wrestlemania 37: Bad Bunny’s training at the WWE Performance Center shows that he’s taking things seriously as he gets ready to step in the ring at WrestleMania.
Last week, PWInsider reported that the plan was for Bad Bunny to face either The Miz and/or John Morrison at Mania but, as reported today by Dave Meltzer on Wrestling Observer Radio, the current plan is for Bunny to team with Damian Priest against Miz and Morrison.
Bad Bunny made his WWE debut at the Royal Rumble when he performed the smash hit “Booker T” and then got physical with Miz and Morrison. Bad Bunny is a lifelong WWE fan and teaming him up with Priest is a natural fit since they are both from Puerto Rico and Priest would get the rub from the mainstream attention. It’s clear that the company has big plans for Priest as they hope to expand their Latin American audience.
The partnership with Bad Bunny has already paid off. His segments have been watched by tens of millions of people on Bad Bunny’s social media accounts and some mainstream outlets have picked up on his involvement.
Reliable Twitter source WrestleVotes reported yesterday that WWE higher-ups were previously against the idea of having cardboard cutouts mixed in with real fans at WrestleMania 37 this year at Raymond James Stadium.
However, the report notes that WWE could reconsider the decision after last night’s Super Bowl at the Tampa Bay venue, and it seems like this has happened.
Sportzwiki is now reporting that a source within WWE has told them off the back of the Super Bowl that the company is reconsidering whether or not to have cardboard cutouts in the stands for the show this coming April:
Good news! Text from a source just now saying WWE will 100% discuss having the cutouts again. Says “it’s beyond dumb to not, RJS looked wonderful for what it was”
This is obviously very good news, people on social media said that it was hard to see how the crowd was limited at Raymond James Stadium for the Super Bowl last night because of how impressive the cardboard cutouts looked.
For those that have missed the news, reports seem to suggest that WWE is hoping for around 25,000-30,000 fans to be in attendance for both nights of WrestleMania 37 in April at Raymond James Stadium.